Testing Abilities

—HandyTube offers a wide variety of testing services to give our customers satisfaction they are receiving the highest-quality tubing in every shipment. 

—All coils are 100% hydrostatically tested to ensure no defect goes undetected.  Compared to other conventional methods of non-destructive testing, this method is more-reliable and consistent.  After hydrostatic testing, we perform a 100% Positive Material Identification on all finished coils to guarantee the material meets our customers requirements.

—By utilizing our on-site testing facilities HandyTube is able to offer other tests such as tensile, yield, elongation, and hardness as well as grain and surface roughness measurements.  Once the testing is completed, samples from each shipment are retained in a climate-controlled environment.  Unlike other manufacturers, we offer all of these services on-site in an effort to provide our customers with a short and flexible delivery schedule.

Non-Destructive Tests:

  • Hydrostatic
  • Eddy Current
  • Surface Roughness: Smoothness of the OD or ID surface of the tubing. Measurements are taken by a Surfometer verified to certified roughness standards.
  • Dimensional Analysis: A measurement of the OD, ID, and/or Wall Thickness of the tube using a variety calibrated micrometers and gauge pins.
  • Hydraulic Diameter: Measure of the cross sectional fluid flow through the inner diameter of the tube. Hydraulic diameter is obtained through a back pressure flow test.

Destructive Tests:

  • Yield Strength
  • Tensile Strength
  • Elongation
  • Grain Size
  • Rockwell Hardness

We also utilize many laboratories and testing facilities which allow us to offer ultrasonic and corrosion resistance tests.